The 123 Show: A proposal to shut the bay in front of Sham Wan beach on Lamma was being discussed with LegCo and the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department this morning – it’s a step on from closing off the beach, which already happens every summer. It’s hoped that it will encourage marine life – including turtles and whale sharks - back to the area. Dr Robert Lockyer will be here after 2pm to tell you why he thinks it needs to be done, and how the talks with LegCo and the AFCD went.(1:15pm-3pm, or email email@example.com)
Good morning and welcome to a new week on Morning Brew. Robbie McRobbie start us off as usual at 10.10 with the latest in local and Asian rugby. After 11 it's live music and chat with top local jazz group Wong Way Down, who will release their new album "Ain't Nothin' Wrong" on July the 1st. Join us on Facebook Live for that. After 12, our MB American politics guy (and author of the Custom Maid series) Peter De Krassel joins us on the line from Israel with his take the latest in the USA's political Oozlum bird dance. And, what's likely next between the President and Pyongyang? (9:30am-1pm, email firstname.lastname@example.org )
On Tuesday’s Backchat: Should Carrie Lam try again on universal suffrage after she takes office on Saturday? Some of her advisers think she should political reform back on the agenda, but Beijing seems opposed. Also on Tuesday’s show: Are wild boars growing bolder?(8:30-9:30am, call in on 233 88 266, or email email@example.com )
The Italian government has bailed out two failed banks in the Venice region using 5 billion euros of taxpayers’ money and has provisioned as much as 17 billion euros to cover for further losses from bad loans at Veneto Banca and Banco Popolare di Vicenza. The Chinese banking regulator has told lenders to push forward with reforms including deleveraging, dealing with zombie firms and controlling housing price bubbles. Chinese blue chip stocks hit an 18-month high last week but there were big falls for conglomerates that have been actively purchasing overseas assets after the regulator ordered banks to check their exposure to them. The Hong Kong Stock Exchange has seen a 20% decline in IPOs in the first half of the year. According to Thomson Reuters, the exchange raised US$5.8 billion of IPO’s, seeing it slip to number three by value of worldwide IPOs, behind New York and Shanghai. The new independent Insurance Authority comes into operation today and will be responsible for regulating all insurance companies and around 90,000 insurance salespeople here in Hong Kong. Joining Money Talk this morning is the chairman of the Insurance Authority, Dr. Moses Cheng. Before that we review some of the latest business and financial headlines with Alex Wong of Ample Capital and Marc Franklin, portfolio manager at Conning Asia Pacific.. (8am-8.30am, email to firstname.lastname@example.org)
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If you see the message "Error Loading Player: No Playable Source Found" when you click on the live steam button or try to access the archive, it means you need to active your flash player. For Chrome users, you can click the "i" /view site information icon at the left of the address bar (Step 1). Then look down the list to find the "Flash" icon (Step 2). Click the drop-down list next to it and select “Always allow on this site” (Step 3). If problem persists, at the address bar please input “chrome://components” and press Enter. Then, under "Adobe Flash Player" click “Check for update”. For more technical issues, please visit here.
Join Peter Lewis on Saturday for Money Talk Xtra, where we examine how to survive the rapidly changing world of work and see what jobs are under threat from artificial intelligence and automation. Jimmy Lam talks to an expert in the field. He also meets a recently unemployed Money Talk Xtra listener to see how he is dealing with his changed financial circumstances and seeks advice to help him get back into work. Peter Lewis continues the discussion with some of Hong Kong’s leading entrepreneurs. This week he talks to Wayne Parfitt, the founder of restaurant group Castelo Concepts.If you would like to be our featured listener one week and have one of our experts take a look at your personal financial situation, then please email firstname.lastname@example.org. (Saturdays, 8.30am-9.00am)
This Sunday morning at 8.30, the second part of Anna Fenton's look back over past two decades here, in 20 Years On. This week Anna revisits the pivotal year of 2003, when SARS rocked the SAR. Retired civil servant, Buddhist, and author of The Sheriff of Wanchai, Peter Mann recalls how fear gripped the "plague city". Mike Rowse, instigator of InvestHK, takes up the story with his account of the controversial Harbour Fest, and how he sued the Chief Executive at enormous cost to clear him name of multiple accusations. Swire Pacific Chairman John Slosar describes the difficulties of running an airline with virtually no passengers, and The Peninsula Hotels' Chief Operating Officer Peter Borer relives the nightmare of SARS when he wondered if his lobby would ever fill up with guests again.
Next week: Article 23 - coming back soon.
Produced by Phil Whelan
On Monday May 1st, a Backchat Special - "For Better or Worse? 20 Years of the SAR". How has Hong Kong fared since 1997? Is there a new identity for our city? Do young and old see things differently? Is the colonial mentality still real?
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